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Jim Roberts

  • Consumer behavior expert and Professor of Marketing; Focuses on the psychology of consumer behavior
  • His book, Shiny Objects, asks: Can happiness be purchased on-line, at the mall, or from a catalog?
  • Has appeared on the CBS Early Show, ABC World News Tonight, Public Radio Internationa
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$5,000 - $7,500
Traveling From
Texas

  With Shiny Objects, Dr. Roberts shares the hidden secrets marketers use to get us coming back to the cash register and answers the question: Can money and possessions make us happy? A fun, amusing, and oftentimes startling look at why we spend. And, he’s not afraid to talk about how religion can foster our

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Dr. Roberts is a well known author with approximately 75 articles published in the academic literature. He is currently the Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing at Baylor University in Waco, Texas where he has been a faculty member since 1991. His research regularly appears in many of the top marketing and psychology journals and has received two “Paper of the Year” awards.

A primary focus of Dr. Roberts’ work over the last 10-15 years has been the psychology of consumer behavior. He is somewhat of an anomaly among marketing scholars in that his research is largely focused on the “Dark Side” of consumerism and marketing. Current research efforts focus on the topics of materialism, compulsive buying, credit card abuse, and self-control. His book, Shiny Objects, is available at a book store near you or on Amazon.com. The book takes a careful and amusing look at how our love of material possessions impacts our happiness and what we can do to find true happiness in a culture awash in material possession love. Dr. Roberts is a nationally recognized expert on consumer behavior and has been quoted extensively in the media and has appeared on the CBS Early Show, ABC World News Tonight, Yahoo.com’s “The Daily Ticker”, Time.com, US News & World Report, New York Times, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Glamour, and many other newspapers, magazines, websites, and television appearances.  

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Jim Roberts in Media

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Shiny Objects
Why we spend money we don't have in search of happiness we can't buy. Dr. Roberts takes a careful and amusing look at how our love of material possessions impacts our happiness and what we ...more
Why we spend money we don't have in search of happiness we can't buy. Dr. Roberts takes a careful and amusing look at how our love of material possessions impacts our happiness and what we can do to find true happiness in a culture awash in material possessions love. ...less
Does God Want Us To Be Rich?
The Prosperity Gospel Revealed. Dr. Roberts takes a no-holds barred look at what the bible says about money and happiness from his book "Shiny Objects". ...more
The Prosperity Gospel Revealed. Dr. Roberts takes a no-holds barred look at what the bible says about money and happiness from his book "Shiny Objects". ...less
What Would Jesus Drive?
The Ethics of Over-Consumption. Dr. Roberts discusses the ethical implications of over-consumption for individuals, businesses, and society at large.

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